FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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How much time will I need to keep free for my dental work?
The timing for dental treatments varies. Some procedures, like Tooth Whitening, for example, can be done in an hour while others may need more than 1 appointment and time according to the procedure. It will also depend on your dental health. We are able to give you the right estimate of time as soon as we are able to see your scans, x rays and the required treatment. For further communication, Contact us

Will I really save a lot of money with dental work done in India?
If you are already here then yes, you would. The amount depends on the type of treatment that you require. If you happen to be planning to come to India for a holiday and drop in for teeth whitening, then you may end up saving several hundred dollars.

“That being said, there is no compromise on the quality of the treatments. The procedures, the protocols and the treatment are second to none in quality.”

The best come to those who need a lot of dental work done. We offer fees that are on average 1/3 less then those in England, Canada, Australia and the US. In some cases even less. Contact us and we will give you a good approximation of the costs involved. If you are on a thrifty travel budget, we can make recommendations to help you economize further adding to your savings.

Are dentists and hygiene staff properly trained and competent? Do the dentists well versed with the English language?
We are committed to keeping up to date with the latest techniques and materials in dentistry. Our staff is highly trained in all aspects of dental care. We at Allsmiles dental are committed to being the leader in training and education in dentistry in India. The clinicians as well as the staff speak English well. We pride ourselves on delivering the same high quality standards as available in the best clinics in western countries.

Why are your fees higher than many local clinics?
Our aim is to offer the best in dental service and quality without compromise. We do not use cost cutting measures by using inferior dental materials or equipment and cheaper and ineffective sterilization. As a leader, we commit more resources to the training and development of our team members. High quality dental treatment is an investment in good, long lasting oral health. We’re not interested in cutting corners. We could be compared with top dental clinics abroad, however our services are offered at 1/3 the costs. Our fees are significantly lower than many parts of Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA, especially for complex treatments involving cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.

 

What about follow ups and post treatment inquires?
The whole treatment plan is aimed at a long term cure of past dental problems. Nevertheless, we fully acknowledge the concerns or questions and all are answered very promptly.

 We actually don’t want you cycling in and out of our clinic for repetitive dental care by making an incorrect treatment decision.  We believe that we’re successful if you finish treatment with us and don’t require much more for the rest of your lifetime.

How safe is your infection control?
We follow the strictest infection control guidelines for the same. Our strict protocol for disposables and cleaning is what you will notice at Allsmiles Dental.

How about the training of your dentists?
Our dentists and staff are regularly updated with programs which assess communication and competency in their respective areas. As a result, all the procedures are done with techniques and skills of the highest standards. To add to that, language and communication skills are ensuring and effective with foreign and local patients.

FAQ Patient Services

Is cosmetic dentistry only referring to teeth whitening?
No, not just  teeth whitening, Cosmetic dentistry can be used for many purposes such as

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Cracks or cavities
  • Broken or crooked teeth
  • Stained or discoloured teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Chips or rough spots.
  • Veneers, laminates, crowns etc.

Is teeth whitening for everyone?
Generally, teeth whitening systems work great for everybody. Some might have mild sensitivity during the treatment but this goes away gradually. The safety and effectiveness of these systems is backed by clinical research and is endorsed by all dental associations.

Can we receive teeth whitening if we have crowns and fillings?
Crowns and fillings do not whiten with teeth bleaching. If you have odd color crowns, crowns with dark lines near the gum-line, or old fillings that stand out, you may want to consider bleaching prior to replacement to enhance the look of your smile.

Are implants an emergency procedure?
Dental implants are used to replace missing tooth/ teeth. It can be used for aesthetics, comfort and also to prevent many problems including decay, periodontal disease, stress on the remaining teeth, etc. Implants are placed in oral cavity to which a tooth, bridge or a denture can be attached depending upon the case. For more information, IMPLANTS LINK

Are Implants a treatment option for young adults only?
No! Implants are possible for every age group and not just for elderly.. If you are missing one tooth or all your teeth, implants are suitable for you.

Does implant surgery involve a lot of pain?
No! Most people experience mild to moderate discomfort following dental implant placement. In more rare cases there are cases of moderate severe discomfort lasting a few days. Most describe the implant as less painful afterward than having a tooth extracted. The procedure can be done either under local anesthetic or intravenous sedation. During the procedure there should be NO discomfort.

Is dental implant expensive?
It is true that it is a costly procedure. In the United States and Canada, this operation is between $3000 and $5000. In our clinic, this intervention is between $1800 and $2500.  You may also consider the placement of implants as a long-term investment.

If I need a bone graft, where does it come from? Is it safe?
We have several areas where a bone graft can come from. The first is your own bone such as from jaw or hip. Another choices are from FDA approved used bone graft material that are made from human free dried bone, animal source (cow) or synthetic (calcium triphosphate). With all choices, the safety is guaranteed and been CE and/or FDA approved for use. All the choices have shown to be extremely safe and well documented in the literature for use.

Is it true that thumb sucking by children lead to teeth disorder?
It is true that if the child continues this habit after the age of 3 to 5 years old, it can result in forward placement of upper teeth. In this case, the intervention of a dental surgeon may be required.

Are braces only for teenagers?
This is a myth! Although many people associate orthodontic treatment with adolescence, orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw and tooth growth much earlier, while the primary or baby teeth are still present. Some of the more readily apparent conditions that indicate the need for early examination include:early or late loss of teeth

  • Early or late loss of teeth
  • Difficulty in chewing or biting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Thumb sucking
  • Crowding, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Speech difficulties
  • Biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth
  • Teeth that meet abnormally, or don’t meet at all
  • Facial imbalance
  • Jaws that are too far forward or back

Kids as young as four (4) are sometimes advised to start Orthodontics in order to avoid a more severe problem later on. Orthodontic treatment is most common between the ages of 8 and 14. At this age, we can take advantage of natural bone growth to influence changes in a positive direction.

Orthodontics and braces can be effective at any age. However, as you get older the treatment may take longer. Your bones grow much faster when you are young so your jaw is easy to stretch. By the time you are 20, you may need surgery to expand your jaw. Usually, braces take from 12 to 30 months. This will depend on the severity of your case. Consult a specialist to receive an estimation of time and costs.

Do people wearing braces have food restrictions?
For the most part people can eat normally. They should avoid hard, sticky, gooey or crunchy foods. Caramel and taffy can stick to braces and if not properly removed can cause cavities. Crunchy foods like apples and carrots should be cut into smaller pieces before eating.

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